FORUM UM LÉANN NA MEÁN-AOISE AGUS AN RENAISSANCE IN ÉIRINN
The Village Green: Comments, Notes, and Other Marginalia
Welcome to the new home for reflections and ruminations Medieval and Renaissance, from the aphorism to the treatise.*
- Current Village Green posts: newest first, in no other particular order …
[Material by former Admin a.k.a. Juliet O’Brien is now on Meta meta medieval, in case you’re looking for Tangents du jour and others of that ilk.]
- COMING SOON: Riddles of the Week. In Old Irish, Old English, and Latin – rotating through a three-week period. One riddle per week. The Exeter Book will feature prominently. The challenge: we are soliciting translations, solutions, commentaries, glosses, reformulations, and modernised versions. Challenge of challenges: you are encouraged to submit comments only on those riddles that are not in your more immediate language of specialisation … so we’d like Latinists to tackle the Old Irish, and vice versa, and so on.
To contribute to The Village Green, simply add a comment here below, and we will start up a new discussion thread for you as a Village Green post. Authors may be invited to (re)submit their contributions to Oenach: Journal of the FMRSI or to Oenach: The JFMRSI Reviews. As themed issues and Calls for Papers will reflect recent online Forum activity, The Village Green should be regarded as much as a step towards publication in Oenach as it is a discussion forum.
- the Contributor’s Rough Guide: for further information on writing for the Forum, “posts” as discussion threads, and how the site works.
* “Reflections and ruminations Medieval and Renaissance” is broadly construed to encompass the period from Late Antique to Early Modern, or its local equivalent, in all parts of the world; and to include the following discursive modes:
- Glosses, translations, and scholarly queries
- Commentary, ideas, notes, jottings, observations, and all manner of cogitations
- Conundrums and Paradoxes, Points to Ponder, Things Spotted (and Unspotted)
- Questions, issues in research, requests for information and help (where to find something, how to access a certain resources, where one might find more information on a given topic)
- Lengthier pieces of writing
- Discussion about forthcoming activities of a verbally performative sort. Including but not restricted to talks, lectures, conferences, colloquia, workshops, and seminars. And commentary thereon once they have occurred.
- Discussion about forthcoming activities of a written and published nature, rather than of a performative sort. Calls for papers for books and journals. Announcements of forthcoming publications. Launches. Prizes and awards ceremonies. News, previews, reviews. And, again, postmortem commentary. [back up to the top]